Adult

News, useful tips, and fun information from the adult librarians

Recorded Books OneClickdigital Audiobooks

Attention downloadable audiobook users: If you have been downloading your audiobooks from netlibrary or ebscohost, you will now need to start using Recorded Books OneClickdigital.  You must create a new account, but you do not need to come in to the library to create your account.  You will be asked for your library card number, and then you should be able to create a new account.  You may use the same username and password you used on the other sites if you wish. 

The Gales of November, 36 years ago today

Here's a link to a good article on the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which happened on this day (November 10) in 1975. For even more information about this tragic event in Michigan's history, we have quite a few books, plus a DVD in our collection.

11/11/11

We will be closed Friday November 11 in honor of Veterans Day, a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Before 1954, Veterans Day was known as Armistice Day.  A few ideas of things you could do in honor of Veterans Day:

Read this year's Veterans Day proclamation by the President of the United States.

Decide to read a book from this list: Honoring and Remembering Veterans and Soldiers

Attend the ceremony at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

Visit the Waterford Township Veterans Memorial.

Fancy a Trip to England?

 

Brick Lane
by Monica Ali
Fiction Ali Monica
Nanzeen travels to England from Bangladesh to enter an arranged marriage.

 

 

 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley
Mystery Bradley Alan
An 11 year old super sleuth solves crimes in 1950s England.

 

 

 

Little Bee
by Chris Cleave
Fiction Cleave Chris
A friendship blooms between a Nigerian refugee and a recent widow from London.

 

Mysteries with foreign settings

double comfort safari club covercoroner's lunch coverfinding nouf coverdeath at la fenice cover  bruno chief of police cover still life cover case of the missing servant

 

 Here are some of my favorite mysteries set in foreign countries. If you like mysteries, try these, and as a bonus, you'll learn a little something about people in another culture.  All are the first book of a series, except for the Double Comfort Safari Club.

Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
Set in Italy Read more

2011 Edgar Awards

Every year the Mystery Writers of America nominate books that represent the best in mystery fiction.

Here are the nominees for Best Novel:

Caught by Harlan Coben
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
Faithful Place by Tana French
The Queen of Patpong by Timothy Hallinan
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton  WINNER
I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

How many have you read? For more suggestions of great mysteries, see the full list of nominees here. Other best of categories include Paperback Original, True Crime and Teen. Read more

New Michigan History DVDs

Due to the generous 2010 donation by patrons Dorothy and Arnie Collens, the WTP Library now owns two Michigan History DVDs:

The Orphan Train in Michigan 1854--1927 which tells the story of 12,500 children who where brought from New York City and Boston to 44 Michigan towns.

Michigan's Lumbering Days and Camp Life which illuminates in archival photos and stories the life and times of michigan lumberjacks.

For more information about Program Source International, a local production company that has created 25 documentaries on Michigan history and delivers lectures on these topics to profit and nonprofit groups, go to their website.

Typing tutorial is available

Computer users (most of us are computer users these days!): do you need to learn the keyboard? Or improve your typing skills?  We have the well-reviewed touch typing tutorial software "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" loaded on all five of the adult database computers and two of the games computers in the children's department.  If you spend a half hour at it every day for two weeks you will improve your skills.  You can also use it just to test your current speed. Try it!

Beer Making a Bubbly Success!

Johnny Blast from Hopman's Beer and Wine Making Supply in Waterford provided expert direction and inside tips to making home brew at the Library on October 12, 2010. We learned to cook speciality grains and add malt and hops to get just the right flavors for the perfect brew!

 

Paperback Romances

Attention romance readers: as you may know, our branch library had an extensive and very popular collection of paperback romances, which included novels from all the major romance writers, plus the following series "brands":

  • heartsHarlequin American Romance
  • Harlequin Presents
  • Harlequin SuperRomance
  • Kimani
  • Silhouette Desire
  • Silhouette Nocturne
  • Silhouette Romantic Suspense
  • Silhouette Special Edition
  • Steeple Hill Love Inspired

This entire collection has now been moved to the main library on Civic Center Drive.  Those books you love to read are on the shelves just as you enter the adult department, and are available to you here now seven days a week.